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C-League return pits Naga against Army

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NagaWorld make the trip to Old Stadium to meet Ministry of National Defense. KT / Yeun Punlue

With Cambodia’s Under-23s ending their participation in the AFC Under-23 Group H stage, the Metfone C-League – the kingdom’s premier domestic football competition – returns for its second weekend of action.

National Police and Asia Euro United get the action underway tomorrow afternoon and with both losing their opening day matches there is sure to be fireworks. Also tomorrow, Visakha host top of the table Kirivong Sok Sen Chey while league champions NagaWorld make the trip to Old Stadium to meet Ministry of National Defense for an evening encounter.

Naga keeper Sou Yaty stated that training at Naga was a step above his previous clubs.

“At (Naga) training is even more than in the past about 30% more, Yaty told reporters. Because [players] have to go to the gym for 45 minutes or half an hour. Technically, we train regularly and work on physical speed as well as acting quickly.”

During gameweek 1, Yaty kept a clean sheet as Naga shaded AEU 1-0.

On Sunday, the Siem Reap Stadium will see Soltilo Angkor welcome Preah Khan Reach Svay Rieng for an afternoon clash, with newly installed PKR captain Souey Visal eager to make an impact.

“[Now] I’ll have a lot of pressure on the field because each team in the league is strong. But I will try harder. And work hard for the team “.

Elsewhere, Phnom Penh Crown make the trip to Bati Youth Academy for their first away match of the season against Bati Academy U18, while league newcomers Kompong Cham meet Angkor Tiger for their week 2 matchup.

Electricite du Cambodge and Boeung Ket Angkor wrap up the weekend matches on Sunday.

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